Natural Course and Developmental Trajectories of Alcohol Use Disorders

This study has two goals, (1) To increase knowledge of when problematic drinking is likely to occur from childhood through age 29, and; (2) To increase knowledge of the development of, and recovery from, Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs).
Details

This study is consistent with two broad objectives of NIAAA’s Strategic Plan for Research. (1) To increase knowledge of when problematic drinking is likely to occur, the investigators arel documenting the natural course and developmental trajectories of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) from childhood through age 29. (2) To increase knowledge of why some people develop AUDs and others have difficulty recovering fully from initial AUD episodes, the investigators will examine developmental trajectories that AUDs share with related disorders as well as processes that predict relapse following periods of sustained remission.

PROJECT PERIOD

9/10/12 - 8/31/15

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)